Dell Demps named one of's "executive of the year picks"
Return to Board  •  Menu  •  BottomPage 1
Dell Demps named one of's "executive of the year picks"
Posted by MrBlue105 on 8/28 at 9:39 pm

I saw Demps's picture on the front page of and I had to share!



HANG TIME, Texas – Never mind that the weather map says it’ s hurricane season. This is the time of year when there are nothing but blue skies over every NBA franchise from Miami to Portland to Los Angeles to Toronto.

Draft picks have been chosen and brought into camp. Free agents have been signed and trotted out for the TV cameras. Trades have been made to fill holes in the lineups. It’s a time for championship planning among the elite class and fantasizing about moving up by the wannabes.

But the truth is that, despite so much spin doctoring that comes out of all the front offices, there are a handful of team presidents and general managers that made the most of the offseason. That’s why we don’t have to wait till next April — or even the season openers — to know who’ll be taking bows for their work. They’re our summer dreaming picks for Executive of the Year:


Dell Demps, Pelicans – The easier path for Demps would have been to keep Nerlens Noel when the big man fell into his lap at the No. 6 pick and keep on selling a theme of acquiring young assets and building for the future. But with a new team name, new franchise colors and a new owner (Tom Benson) writing the checks, it was a time for a new and bolder direction. The young and oh-so-slender Noel was deemed too much duplication on the front line with 2012 No. 1 pick Anthony Davis and was trade to Philly for 23-year-old guard Jrue Holiday, who puts the only All-Star credentials in the New Orleans lineup. Demps then kept dealing to bring more firepower into the lineup with former rookie of the year Tyreke Evans. Of course, that immediately brought talk of a crowded backcourt with Eric Gordon still on hand, but Demps and coach Monty Williams are betting that a three-man rotation cannot only thrive, but put some punch into what was a thoroughly mediocre offense last season. Assuming Davis takes another big step forward in his second season, the Pelicans could contend for one of the final playoff spots in the West.

This post was edited on 8/28 at 9:44 pm

Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by bddwolfpack on 8/28 at 9:46 pm to MrBlue105
(no message)

This post was edited on 10/16 at 5:55 pm

Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by quail man on 8/28 at 10:22 pm to MrBlue105

Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by Walter White on 8/28 at 10:54 pm to MrBlue105
Dealin' Dell

Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by c on z on 8/28 at 11:00 pm to MrBlue105
Time to see his latest work bear fruit.

Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by LosLobos111 on 8/29 at 12:59 am to c on z

Time to see his latest work bear fruit.


Pels over heat in 4 games

Reply  •  Back to Top  •  Refresh
Return to Board
Jump to Page   

           Page 1 of 1           


 Message Boards
 Tiger Rant
 Recruiting Board
 SEC Rant
 Saints Talk
 Pelicans Talk
 More Sports Board
 Soccer Board
 O-T Lounge
 Tech Board
 Outdoor Board
 Movie/TV Board
 Music Board
 Political Talk
 Money Talk
 Fark Board
 Gaming Board
 Fantasy Sports
 Food and Drink Board
 Ticket Exchange
 Help Board

 More Sports
 Sports Lite

 Other Options
 >> Search Links
 SEC Rant
 SEC Recruiting
 SEC Tickets
 Off-Topic Board Dining Guide
 New Orleans
 Baton Rouge

 Site Features
 Home Page
 Recruiting Tracker
 LSU Football Schedule
 Pick'em Home Page
Back to top
Sign In 
View in: Desktop
Copyright ©2015